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, white, and blue. his team sponsor was the u.s. postal service and, in the late 1990s, the agency could hardly believe its luck, that it had put its money on a man who became arguably the greatest endurance athlete of all time. well, today color the pofl service embarrassed. the u.s. justice department announced this afternoon that it will join a civil lawsuit that claims armstrong defrauded the federal government. here's bob orr. >> reporter: the lawsuit as lance armstrong broke his sponsorship contract with the u.s. postal service by using performance-enhancing drugs while winning multiple tour de france titles. the postal service paid at least $31 million to sponsor armstrong's cycling team and now the justice department wants that money back and could seek total damages approaching $100 million. the lawsuit, first filed by armstrong's former teammate floyd landis in 2010, claims the team knowingly caused the united states postal service agreements to be violated by regularly employing banned substances and methods to enhance their performance. that charge brought strong denials from
he might die in office. >> u.s. secrets exposed. >> iran is claiming it has decoded footage from a downed u.s. drone. >> a surprising about-face from lance armstrong, now planning to cooperate with anti-doping officials. >> something you don't usually see. >> a spicy little guy. >> all that. >> hairks i just met you, this is crazy, but here's my number, call me maybe be. >> federal reserve says it has six wait calls temporary vulnerability which allows hackers to briefly breach one of its internal websites. >> they could have made off with as much as negative 14 trillion dollars. >> on "cbs this morning.." >> there ooh is a new smartphone app that lets you communicate with your plants. the app is called "i will die alone." captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." 35 years ago today new england was digging out from the blizzard of '78, one of the biggest storms of the 20th century. forecasters say new englanders could see history repeat itself this weekend. >> a major snowstorm is passing through the great lakes. by friday night it could make travel nearly impos
deaths in the u.s. are being blamed on that storm that pounded the northeast with snow. marley, what's the latest up there? >> well, bruce, things here in hartford seem calm. and if you take a look behind me, you saw a car go by. the travel van that was instituted by the governor has been lifted. we are beginning to see traffic, but many roads here in connecticut are still impassable. that's also the case across the northeast. in fact, last night when two feet of snow was dumped here in connecticut, there were many people who were stuck on the roads in their cars overnight. even emergency vehicles, and snow removal vehicles getting stuck. so today, people are beginning to dig out if they can, many people's cars are completely covered with snow. >>> marley, there's a silver lining in all of this. they already had four deaths. what's the plan? >> well, many roads here in connecticut and hartford, more accurately, have been cleared for the road behind me, but many are still impassable and there is one death, actually, reported here in connecticut. the governor announced earlier today
they were talking about for those days. >> pelley: john, thanks very much. the u.s. justice department said today that it is suing standard and poors rating service accusing it of a massive fraud when it gave high ratings to mortgage investments that later plunged in value. that helped fuel the 2008 financial meltdown. investors, including pension funds, lost billions on what s&p told them were the safest bets money could buy. anthony mason has more. >> reporter: as the housing bubble was beginning to burst in 2007, standard and poors was still giving glowing ratings to mortgage-backed securities that some of its own analysts feared would go bad. attorney general eric holder said today the nation's largest rating agency was knowingly executing a scheme to defraud investors and bump up its profits. >> put simply, this alleged conduct is egregious and it goes to the very heart of the recent financial crisis. >> reporter: the government's 124-page complaint cites internal documents, like this instant message exchange between two s&p analysts. that deal is ridiculous, the first says. i know, ri
died. dorner's trail has been cold since his pickup was discovered. today u.s. marshals in la pal ma california, searched the home of his mother. police remain on high alert in los angeles. dorner targeted several officers in a manifesto posted on his facebook page. he boasted he could outsmart pursuers. he wrote "i will utilize every bit of small arms training, demolition, ordnance and survival training i've been giving." if dorner is somewhere around here, he may need those survival skills, scott. we're expecting several more inches of snow and the temperatures here are already in the low 20s. >> pelley: ben, thank you. correspondent john miller is a former senior commander in the l.a.p.d.. john, why did he go to big bear? >> well, he didn't go there by accident. that's not a road you make a wrong turn on. if you're going to go up that mountain, it's because you intend to. there's one way in and one way out. i've been there many times. he didn't end where he wanted to. it appears he broke the axle on that truck. his family had property up there before. he's familiar with that area
at the supermarket. the u.s. department of agriculture says food prices will rise by as much as 3.5% this year. that's nearly double the rate of inflation. the steep rise is blamed on the severe drought that's gripping farmers and cattle ranchers in the nation's midsection. anne-marie? >> ines for ray in new york. thank you, ines. >>> when we return, driving in the fast lane. danica patrick talks about racing into history this sunday at the daytona 500. >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., rain and 39. atlanta, thunderstorms, 48. st. louis, 38. denver, 39 the high. seattle, a lot of rain, 48 degrees. >>> in sports danica patrick makes history this sunday when she becomes the first woman to start the daytona 500 at the poll position. but as mark strassmann reports the race car driver is more concerned about where she finishes in nascar's biggest race. >> ready to race. >> reporter: danica patrick in the lime green number 10 car had the fastest qualifying time for nascar's biggest race. more than 196 miles per hour. >> that's a great lap, guys. >>
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